PRIME makes impact in Nepal

19 Oct 2017 - 11:15

The Primary Healthcare Revitalisation Division of Nepal have just released the Community Mental Health Care Package, Nepal, 2074 which is designed as a template for government and civil society to use in their development of mental healthcare services in Nepal.

This packages has drawn heavily on the work of PRIME. This is acknowledged in the preface, “the package took an overview of PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) community mental health model at the beginning and underwent a series of reforms through rigorous technical discussions within a team of experts and representatives from government and non-governmental organizations, academicians and mental health professionals, to give the final structure.”

Nagendra Luitel, the Project Coordinator for PRIME Nepal, who was also involved in drafting the Community Mental Health Care Package (CMCP), says that it is a huge achievement in the field of mental health in Nepal: "It has fulfilled the current gap of a standard, evidence based and government approved package to integrate mental health services into primary health care system."